- Present participle of prefigure.
- (gerund of prefigure) A specific instance in which something is prefigured
Variant of prefigure
transitive verbprefigured, prefiguring
- to suggest beforehand; be an antecedent figure or type of; foreshadow
- to picture to oneself, or imagine, beforehand
Origin of prefigureMiddle English prefiguren ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin praefigurare ; from Classical Latin prae-, pre- + figurare, to fashion: see figure